Concept Art Comes to Life in Sleek Sci-Fi Animation Migrants

High above Mars, the terraformers of short film Migrants go through a well-polished routine, knowing that they’re not preparing for their own futures on the planet, but for children in the generations to come.Read more...
Tags: Science, Migrants, Sci Fi, Mars, Neill Blomkamp, Concept Art, Short Films, Paul Chadeisson, Oats Studios

Dynetics teams up with Sierra Nevada Corp. for NASA’s big lunar lander competition

Alabama-based Dynetics says it's leading a team of companies proposing a crew-carrying lunar lander for NASA, in competition with other companies including Blue Origin and Boeing. One of Dynetics' partners is Sierra Nevada Corp., which is already working on a cargo-carrying space plane called the Dream Chaser for commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station. The Dynetics-SNC team-up was first reported late last week by Space News, and confirmed by tweets from Dynetics ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Nasa, International Space Station, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp, Space News, Dynetics, Boeing One of Dynetics

Report: 51 Members of Congress and Their Spouses Collectively Own Millions in Defense Stocks

51 members of Congress or their spouses own between $2.8 million to $5.3 million worth of stock in the top 30 defense contractors worldwide, , thus placing them in a position to potentially profit from the U.S. military contracting process or wars waged with the firms’ equipment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Congress, Defense, Department Of Defense, War, Military, US military, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Donald Trump, Boeing, Defense Department, Defense Contractors, General Dynamics, Honeywell

Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen

Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye, is a medical condition that adversely affects the eyesight of millions, but if caught early can be cured altogether — unfortunately this usually means months of wearing an eye patch. NovaSight claims successful treatment with nothing more than an hour a day in front of its special display. The condition amounts to when the two eyes aren’t synced up in their movements. Normally both eyes will focus the detail-oriented fovea part of the retina on whatever ob...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Tobii, NovaSight, Tobii Group

Investigation Finds Widespread Rule-Breaking in Reporting of U.S. Clinical Trials

Universities, drug companies, and government agencies are breaking the law and not turning in their science homework, according to a new report out Monday. It shows that many of these entities aren’t reporting the results of their research to the government’s database of clinical trials as legally mandated, while the…Read more...
Tags: Transparency, Science, Ethics, Clinical Trials

Luggage Startup CEO Accused of Creating Toxic Workplace Won't Go Away After All

After a controversial story last year exposed a toxic workplace atmosphere at luggage startup Away, the company’s chief executive Steph Korey was reported to be stepping down from the role while taking on a new title of executive chairman. But that decision evidently didn’t stick, and Korey will resume the CEO role…Read more...
Tags: Startups, Science, Away, Korey, Steph Korey, Go Away, Luggage Startup

Dungeons & Dragons Is Taking Critical Role to the Next Level

One of the things that’s made Critical Role such a smash hit with both diehard Dungeons & Dragons fans and newcomers alike is the way the series’ voice actors infuse their campaigns with the kind of vibrant energy that you usually have to use your imagination to conjure up while playing the game. Now, Wizards of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, Role playing games, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Matthew Mercer, Critical Role

Alert Warning of 'Emergency' at Canadian Nuclear Plant Sent by Mistake, Officials Say

Canadian officials have demanded an explanation after an inaccurate alert was sent out to cell phones stating staff were responding to an incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto on Sunday, the BBC reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Toronto, Bbc, Canada, Nuclear Power, Nuclear, Whoops, Emergency Alert System, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The Depressing Reason More Drought Could Lead to Less Conflict

Climate chaos is a threat multiplier. In Syria, Yemen, and Sudan, research shows that climate change-fueled drought exacerbated regional conflict.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Drought, War, Sudan, Syria Yemen

The Spider-Verse Connections in Morbius Are Confusing as Hell

Morbius’ first trailer has arrived, and while it mostly focuses on laying out the origin story of its titular vampire, it also suggests that the movie’s going to have some rather direct and significant ties to Spider-Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and...perhaps Sony’s excellent Spider-Man game. It’s all a little…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Jared Leto, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Spider Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Ed Hardy, Morbius, Venom, Spider Man Homecoming

IBM Quantum Computer to Help Develop Next-gen Lithium Sulfur Batteries

A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, uses a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, Future, World, Innovation, Batteries, Ibm, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Quantum Chemistry

Fish Hooks Are Injuring a Shocking Number of Sharks

Observations of sharks swimming off the coast of Tahiti show the alarming degree to which fishing hooks remain attached to these marine predators.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oceans, Animal Welfare, Sharks, Litter, Marine Biology, Tahiti, Save the Sharks

The Dream of a Common Charger Is Alive—Despite Apple's Complaining

The European Parliament is fed up with e-waste—in particular, charging cables. To fix the problem, lawmakers are debating a binding measure that would force gadget makers to use a standardized charging port. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Chargers, Lightning, European Parliament, Usb C, Microusb

Big Leak Gives Us the Best Look at the Galaxy S20 Yet

Among all the commotion that happened at CES, Samsung announced that the next Galaxy Unpacked Event will take place on February 11th in San Francisco. And now just a few days later, some big leaks have given us a more detailed look at Samsung’s next major phone. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, San Francisco, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, CES Samsung, Galaxy Unpacked, The Rumor Mill, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Leaks

DOJ Steps Up Pressure on Apple to Unlock Saudi Terror Suspect's iPhone

Apple is facing escalating demands from the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to assist authorities investigating the deadly shooting at a naval airbase in Pensacola, Florida, last month, which is now being treated as an act of terrorism.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Encryption, Fbi, Doj, Pensacola Florida, Going Dark, U S Justice Department DOJ

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies, here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Adult Swim, Science, Abc, Amc, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Cbs, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Bbc America

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire giving away $9 million on Twitter and looking for a 'female partner' to fly to the moon with him and Elon Musk

Maezawa says the giveaway is a "social experiment" to see if the money would make his followers happier.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa

Wells Fargo, America’s Worst Bank, Decides It’s Time to Fix Its Busted Tech

Anyone who’s banked with Wells Fargo is likely familiar with its appallingly outdated technology and maddening user experience. Apparently, even the company understands it’s bad—very, very bad—and its new plan for survival reportedly involves dragging its embarrassing tech into the twenty-first century in order to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Banking, Wells Fargo, Wells Far Go To Another Bank, Wells Fargo America 's Worst Bank

Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

Researchers foresee myriad benefits for humanity, but also acknowledge ethical issues Be warned. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the apocalypse may be a more squelchy affair than science fiction writers have prepared us for.Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs into tiny robots that move around under their own steam. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Education, Biology, US, Research, World news, Chemistry, Robots, Biochemistry and molecular biology

Top UK Websites' Annoying Pop-Ups Aren't Even Doing GDPR Right, Study Finds

It’s been more than a year and a half since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, but the internet’s still a long way from getting compliance right.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Privacy, European Union, Gdpr, CCPA

Stardust older than the Earth and sun found in Australian meteorite

Granules, shed by dying stars over 5bn years ago, are oldest known solid material on EarthStardust that formed more than 5bn years ago, long before the birth of the Earth and the sun, has been discovered in a meteorite that crashed down in Australia, making it the oldest known solid material on the planet.The tiny granules of stardust, shed by ancient stars as they expired, reveal clues about how stars formed in the Milky Way. The meteorite accumulated the stardust during the billions of years i...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Earth, Meteors, Murchison Western Australia

A meteor that struck Australia brought indestructible stardust to Earth — the oldest solid material ever found

In 1969, a meteorite broke into pieces above Murchison, Australia. The fragments contain grains of stardust up to 7 billion years old.
Tags: Science, Australia, Earth, Murchison Australia

The Saddest Booth at CES 2020 (and Other Show Floor Highlights)

Another CES and has come and gone, bringing us highlights like color e-ink, a new type of Impossible Meat, and more foldable screen devices than we know what to do with. But before we close the book on CES 2020 for good, we’d like give a shout out to some of the oddities, stunts, and observations from the show floor,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Good Dogs, Best Of Ces, CES 2020, The Saddest Booth At Ces 2020, Ces Meta Awards, Best Of Best Of Ces

Travelers to This Sleepy Airport Have Voluntarily Thrown Away Nearly 40 Pounds of Weed

Who, the world collectively asked, would willingly throw out perfectly good weed? As it turns out—kind of a lot of people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Drugs, Pot, Blaze It, Marijuana Amnesty Box

That Was Doctor Who's Starkest Lesson in Years

Doctor Who has been a morality play since its earliest days. Ever since the first Doctor picked up a couple of teachers and his young granddaughter for adventures in time and space, it has been a show seeking to educate as much as it does entertain. Last night’s episode carried on in a similar vein but had neither the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Doctor Who, Earth, Bbc, Bbc America, TV Recap, Doctor Who Recap, Lewin Lloyd

Analysis: Boeing’s new CEO plays it safe — but more will be needed to get the company flying right

Veteran aerospace executive David Calhoun took the reins as Boeing's CEO today, telling employees in a company-wide email that his top priorities are to get the 737 MAX flying again and restore confidence in the troubled aerospace giant. It was just the kind of email you'd expect Calhoun to send — and that's the problem. In the midst of what's likely to be a yearlong grounding of Boeing's most widely sold airplane, questions about other airplane programs ranging from the 777X...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Boeing, Calhoun, David Calhoun

These Are the Last Pair of Leggings You'll Ever Need

I bet you already have a dozen leggings crammed in your closet, but trust: you need one more. You need the Ridge Merino Crowley Tights. Do not pass go, do not collect $100; instead just find yourself some internet and order up a pair faster than you can say, “Thank me later.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Leggings, Work Out Leggings

Testing for 3D Vision in Cuttlefish

Though octopuses and squids are not capable of seeing in 3D, cuttlefish do boast depth-perception, recent research studies at the University of Minnesota confirmed. When donning 3D glasses, the cuttlefish could not only detect a shrimp (which comprised of projected images in two different colors and at two different distances), but also actively position itself for an attack. After identifying the shrimp, the fish backed …
Tags: Science, Design, Animals, Research, Fish, Culture, Ocean, 3D, Octopus, Squid, Linkaboutit, University of Minnesota, Cuttlefish, Depth Perception, 3D glasses, Oceanic Research

A 4-Year-Old Girl's Sudden Blindness Is a Tragic Reminder of Why Everyone Should Get the Flu Shot

A 4-year-old Iowa girl’s tragic bout with the flu should remind everyone why getting vaccinated is so important. Her family says that the unvaccinated girl’s infection led to serious neurological complications that have left her blind, perhaps permanently.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Iowa, Flu, Blindness

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